(ATR=Registered Art Therapist, BC=Board Certified, LCAT=Licensed Creative Arts Therapist.
I am an artist. I am also an artist of life, in that I know how to turn every event
into a step toward freedom. Years of meditation have changed my view of life and
the world. Since then, being a therapist and helping people develop and become free
of their emotional burdens has become my calling.
I have learned from the people who came to me to be helped,thatmy deepest calling
is to work with the issues of deep trauma and abuse. I am happy and thankful to be
able to do it.
I was born with the ability to feel the art of others as if I was inside of them
when they created it. This helps me help others release what is ready to be released
and flourish from within themselves.
Through years of meditation I have become aware of people’s energy. Everybody, even
animals and plants, feel others’ energies and are influenced by them but are usually
unaware of it. The awareness is what makes the difference. The awareness makes it
possible for me to feel and be free of the feeling at the same time. This is what
makes it possible for me to help you be free too.
All the people who came to me to be helped benefited from our work together and became
freer. I have not seen even one who did not benefit. In all cases, the changes that
they experienced are permanent.
A bit of history
I have been making art from a very young age.
I started my career as a graphic designer and illustrator, designed about 200 book
jackets and was involved in numerous projects.
I illustrated more than forty published children’s books and received many awards
for my work in both design and illustration.
My last book “A Circle of Friends” (2003), story and illustration by me, was chosen
by the organization IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) in Switzerland,
as one of 14 best books worldwide for children with special disabilities (2006).
I illustrated on a regular basis for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
I showed my fine art in a solo show in Gallery Roswita Tittel in Koln, Germany. I
showed in “The Artery” www.arteryonline.comin Milford, Pennsylvania. I show now
in different galleries around New York.
When my experience of life changed, I looked for a way to help others become less
burdened by their suffering and more stable in their path of growth. This lead me
to become an art therapist, find my unique way of working with art, and my deepest
interest in deep trauma and abuse. I have helped many people change their lives.
I find your style so remarkable and unique, free non-imposing, sensitive and caring,
yet intuitive and at the same time so observant of every little detail.